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What is Mediation in a Florida Personal Injury Claim

What is Mediation in a Florida Personal Injury Claim?

Sometimes negotiations concerning your settlement can drag on and on and it may feel like there is no end in sight unless you agree to go to trial. As disheartening as this feeling can be, there is actually another option available to you. Mediation is a tool that is frequently used to help people resolve their legal claims much more quickly.   Keep reading for a quick summary of how mediation is conducted during a Tampa personal injury claim and how [...]

How Does Duty of Care Affect My Florida Personal Injury Case?

How Does Duty of Care Affect My Florida Personal Injury Case?

If you are considering filing a Florida personal injury lawsuit, it is important that you understand some fundamental facts about the duty of care, namely, what it is, how it could affect your claim, how attorneys can use it to establish negligence, and how it could help you obtain financial compensation for your accident-related losses. What Is Duty of Care? For most people, their duty of care is merely their legal obligation to behave in a rational manner so as to [...]

How Do I Figure Out the Value of My Florida Injury Claim? 

How Do I Figure Out the Value of My Florida Injury Claim? 

Victims who sustain catastrophic injuries during a Tampa car accident are typically forced to deal with exorbitant medical costs, missing wages, lifelong physical and/or mental handicaps, and a potential lifetime of uncertainty. Regrettably, the state of Florida restricts the amount of financial compensation that can be awarded to victims who are suffering from catastrophic injuries in a personal injury claim. What Is a Catastrophic Injury? A catastrophic injury is legally defined as a life-altering injury that causes the victim notable handicap [...]

Do I Have To Pay Taxes on My Florida Personal Injury Award?

Do I Have To Pay Taxes on My Florida Personal Injury Award?

Anytime a personal injury victim accepts a settlement award from a claim, that financial compensation is generally not taxable by the state or federal governments. In order for their settlement award to be non-taxable, however, their losses must have been caused by an illness or a physical injury. What Part of Your Compensation Award Is Nontaxable? Any financial compensation that is awarded for losses that are the result of an illness or physical injury is non-taxable by the government. This law [...]

Should I Wait for a Jury Verdict or Settle My Florida Personal Injury Claim?

Should I Wait for a Jury Verdict or Settle My Florida Personal Injury Claim?

If you are thinking about filing a claim of personal injury after being injured during a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you probably have a lot of questions that need to be answered. One of the more popular questions that people ask is whether a jury verdict or a settlement will get them more financial compensation. The answer is that it all depends on your individual case. Listed below is some information about how each of [...]